Rachel Gartner - McDermott Will & Emery


Rachel Gartner has extensive experience providing strategic advice on food, dietary supplements, cosmetics and other FDA-regulated products as well as related advertising and intellectual property matters to major corporations, mid-size companies, startups, and other publicly traded and privately held businesses. Rachel collaborates with companies at every step of the product-development process to evaluate ingredients, formulations, and assess potential risks based on current and emerging FDA policy.

Rachel’s clients develop, manufacture and market a broad range of products, including food, beverages, nutritional supplements, cosmetics and consumer products. She routinely counsels companies with FDA-regulated products as they navigate product classification, market-entry and claims substantiation. Rachel regularly advises on best practices for advertising and marketing including social media-based, influencer engagements, and product testimonials. Rachel’s experience, knowledge and perspective on the entire product life cycle enable her to deliver valuable, practical insights that account for clients’ unique objectives and tolerance for risk.

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University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, JD/LLM, 2016
Purdue University, BA, 2012

New York